Biathlon World Championships 1978
Host cityHochfilzen, Tyrol
CountryAustria
Events3
Opening ceremony2 March 1978 (1978-03-02)
Closing ceremony5 March 1978 (1978-03-05)

The 16th Biathlon World Championships were held in 1978 in Hochfilzen, Austria.[1]

Men's results

20 km individual

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st place, gold medalist(s) Odd Lirhus  NOR 1 1:05:25.3
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Frank Ullrich  GDR 2 1:05:37.7
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Eberhard Rösch  GDR 2 1:06:04.2

10 km sprint

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st place, gold medalist(s) Frank Ullrich  GDR 0 32:17.4
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Eberhard Rösch  GDR 0 32:38.1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Klaus Siebert  GDR 0 33:02.8

4 × 7.5 km relay

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st place, gold medalist(s) East Germany

Manfred Beer
Klaus Siebert
Frank Ullrich
Eberhard Rösch

 GDR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Norway

Tor Svendsberget
Roar Nilsen
Odd Lirhus
Sigleif Johansen

 NOR
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) West Germany

Heinrich Mehringer
Hans Estner
Andreas Schweiger
Gerd Winkler

 FRG

Medal table

Place Nation 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  East Germany 2 2 2 6
2  Norway 1 1 0 2
3  West Germany 0 0 1 1

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